Michal Gavish/Eric Wagner
Jan 27, 2018 to Feb 18, 2018
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Announcing the upcoming exhibitions of artist Michal Gavish and Eric Wagner, January 27 through February 18, 2018. An opening reception with the artists on Saturday, January 27 from 5 to 7:00pm.
Crystalline Architecture is a body of work consisting of translucent photographic and painted images by Israeli artist and scientist Michal Gavish. Gavish incorporates photo-transfers and uses watercolor and ink to create and build cities that expand in vertical and horizontal rows. Through this process, images will sometimes appear flat and at other times are multi-dimensional. The artist's past career as a crystallography research scientist is evident in each piece. Mimicking the molecules in crystalline minerals, the works in Crystalline Architecture resemble natural mineral structures in form and in the way they grow onto the transparent backgrounds. Michal Gavish was born in Israel and is currently living and working in Washington, D.C. Gavish earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from City University, New York in 1993 and was a practicing scientist until 1999. In 2008, Gavish received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. To read the press release in its entirety please click here.
In the Balter Gallery we welcome paintings from Eric Wagner, one of the founding members of Garrison Art Center. This exhibition, curated by Martee Levi, is an opportunity to celebrate Wagner's long dedication to his painting practice. Formally trained as a mathematician, Wagner’s abstract paintings involve equations, angles, and rules. His paintings for this exhibition fall into two categories: those based on mathematical constructs and those exploring what Wagner calls the "rules of the game" which is what determines whether a piece is pleasing aesthetically. Wagner begins by making mathematically based sketches on paper, which are transferred to canvas in an attempt to capture the beauty that exists in math. "My paintings are an attempt to capture some of this beauty in images."
Both exhibitions present aspects of Science and Math and are fine examples of how artists use elements from different disciplines to intersect with art. Michal Gavish's Crystalline Architecture and Eric Wagner's abstract paintings will be on view in The Riverside Galleries from January 27 through February 18. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 - 5pm.
Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison's Landing
The Riverside Galleries
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